The new compact car Peugeot Rifter is officially presented on the eve of the world premiere at an auto show in Geneva in early spring 2020. The new French compact car Peugeot Rifter twin brother models Citroen Berlingo and Opel Combo a new generation, declassified by the concern PSA a few days earlier. In our review of Peugeot Rifter 2019-2020 – video and photo, price and configuration, technical characteristics of the successor of the passenger “heel” Peugeot Partner Tepee. Sales of the new Peugeot Rifter in Europe will start in September 2020 at a price of 20 to a few thousand euros, in Russia the novelty will appear in the next 2020.
It’s hard to say for what reason the French company Peugeot decided to change the name of the model from Partner to Rifter when changing generations of its popular “heel”, but the fact remains. However, it is possible that the cargo van of the new generation will retain the familiar name Peugeot Partner. By the way, Peugeot Partner is produced by the company since 1996 and managed to be noted by two generations – Peugeot Partner I and Peugeot Partner II. Thus, the new Peugeot Rifter can be called Peugeot Partner III.
Compact Peugeot Riefter twin brother Citroen Berlingo and Opel Combo with all the following features. The triad of PSA models is built on a common trolley (a combination of the new EMP2 platform for the front suspension and the platform of the previous generation for the rear part of the body), there are identical body sizes with two wheelbase variants and overall overall length, a virtually unified exterior exterior design cars, practical salon, capable of taking 5-7 people, impressive cargo capacity of the luggage compartment and, understandably, the mass of the most modern equipment.
The original “face” of the new Peugeot Rifter with a compact falshradiator grille decorated with the logo of the French manufacturer is difficult to compose and with strict headlamps, a powerful bumper with a generous plastic finish resistant to minor damage. Interestingly, unpainted plastic that partially covers the front bumper is also protected by the edges of the wheel arches, the lower parts of the side doors and the completely rear bumper of the Peugeot compact. But this is not all the differences Peugeot Rafter from the brothers in Citroën and Opel. The model with a lion on the falshradiator grille flaunts the headlamps with the original reflector pattern, as well as the sporty version of the GT Line (black grille and mirrors, light-alloy 17-inch Aorak wheels, interior with brown decorative inserts).
- The external dimensions of the body of the Peugeot Rifter (Peugeot Rifter Long) 2019-2020 are 4400 mm (4750 mm) in length, 1850 mm in width, 1810 mm in height, with 2780 mm (2970 mm) of wheelbase.
The layout of the interior, the interior design and the organization of the cargo compartment of the cross-platform Citroen Berlingo, Opel Kombo and Peugeot Reefter models are almost identical, but … The Rifter is equipped with a brand-new, high-positioned Peugeot “i-Cockpit” instrument panel and an original steering wheel with a rim cut from above and below. In other respects, the cabin and, of course, the luggage compartment are exactly the same as those of the twin brothers. By default, the Peugeot Rifter and the stretched Peugeot Rifter Long 5-seater, but as an option for the extended version there are two additional seats that turn the car into a 7-seater. Baggage compartment Peugeot Rafter with standard wheelbase dimensions and overall body length of 4.4 meters. can accept a minimum of 775 liters of luggage, with an extended version of the compact with a body length of 4.75 mm, this figure is 1050 liters, provided the 5-seat configuration of the cabin.
An excellent bonus for potential buyers of the new “heel” Peugeot will be the correct transformation of the rear row of seats, providing an absolutely flat floor of the luggage compartment, a separately opened fifth door glass, and also the possibility to order a front passenger seat with a forward backrest allowing the transport of loads up to 2700 mm in length auto with standard base and up to 3050 mm in the car with increased distance between the axles.
As modern and advanced equipment for the new Peugeot Rifter, USB connectors are available in the front and rear seats, a wireless smartphone charging platform, 12 V and 230 V front sockets and 12 Vl in the trunk, a multimedia complex with an 8-inch touch screen and a projection display , dual-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control, panoramic roof and Modutop multifunctional roof with a useful volume of 92 liters, electronic security systems and assistants to facilitate driving.
Specifications Peugeot Rifter 2019-2020 year.
In technical terms, the new Peugeot Reefter repeats and copies the brothers Citroen Berlingo and Opel Combo. Under the hood of the novelty, a petrol turbocharged 1.2 PureTech engine is available, available in two versions (110 hp and 130 hp), as well as the turbo diesel 1.5 BlueHDi, offered in three power options (75 hp, 100 hp or 130 hp). Standard gearbox 6 manual gearbox, but for the powerful 130-horsepower base box 8 automatic transmission from Aisin. According to preliminary information, the new Peugeot Rifter can be ordered with both a front-wheel drive and a four-wheel drive 4×4 (all-wheel drive from Dangel), not offered for the “heels” Citroën and Peugeot.